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Miniature aircraft, big show - this weekend at Cosford!

Miniature aircraft, big show - this weekend at Cosford! The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this weekend, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.

Date: 18-19 July 2015

Time: Gates open 8.30am

Cost: £10.00 on the gate

This air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun. Gates open at 8.30am on 18-19 July and pyrotechnic displays, mid-air dog fights and static line ups will wow the crowds from 9am until 5.30pm on the evening.

This year's flying theme will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history. Visitors to the show will see a spectacular anniversary display of World War Two aircraft, plus, aircraft from the early days of aviation; through to the modern jets of today will be flying during the model show weekend.

The Large Model Aircraft Rally promises to be a great day out for modellers and families alike with more than 65 exhibitors signed up to showcase some of the latest model kits and aviation accessories. Families are guaranteed to enjoy the family fun lined up which includes a children’s entertainment area, packed with mini motorbikes, bouncy castles and inflatable slides, all on offer to youngsters. Plus, keeping visitors fuelled for the day, there will be a fantastic range of food and drink on offer and visitors will have access to the RAF Museum where they can see many of the aircraft flown during the show in full size. A free bus service will take visitors from the event to the Museum throughout the day, making getting around the event even easier.

Advance postal tickets have now closed, but visitors to the Museum can still purchase tickets in advance at the discounted rate of £8 per adult. Tickets purchased on the gate cost £10 per adult and children under the age of 16 are FREE.

Exclusively for the Large Model Aircraft Rally, visitors are able to camp on site, meaning you can make the most of the weekend’s flying and activities by being at the centre of all the action. On site camping, including entrance to the show both days is only £45.00 and any visitors interested in camping should email or call 07827 675665.

For further information on the event visit: or call 01902 376200.

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